Home Door Styles in Houston TX

Door styles Houston TX

The front door of your home is a major design element that communicates much more than just who lives here. It also offers the opportunity to add a touch of style and increase your resale value.

Houston’s humid subtropical climate makes doors that are resistant to rot, warping and damage from harsh summer weather essential. Fiberglass front doors provide that durability and are easy to clean.


Houston is a diverse city with home styles reflecting a variety of influences. From the mansions in River Oaks to the row houses in several wards, Houston offers many different residential architectural styles. Cantera Doors has provided steel doors and windows for Houston homes of varying architectural styles for over 25 years.

One of the most common styles is American Colonial, which emerged during colonial rule in the 1600s and 1700s. These homes are symmetrical in design and feature a front door that is centered with two windows on either side of it.

This Raynor Aspen recessed garage door in white with X-buck design and mission handles fits this colonial home perfectly. A Sherwin-Williams paint finish complements the exterior look. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing home, Colonial doors and windows will add classic style to your property.

Old World

Rustic doors are surging in popularity and can add a touch of Old World charm to any home. Often made of knotty alder wood, these solid doors are eye-catching and may include ornate iron grilles or clavos that look like the entrance to a speakeasy. They are typically found in Farmhouse and Traditional homes, although some modern-style houses use them as well. Sidelights are often incorporated into this style and can allow in natural light without sacrificing privacy. They’re also easier to clean than a solid door because they can be opened from the inside. Many homeowners choose to have these doors paired with an overhead garage door for convenience.


Modern homes feature clean lines that need doors that compliment them. Modern entry doors tend to have smooth surfaces and are crafted with materials like glass or frosted panes. They are popular with those looking for a door that is easy to clean and maintain.

Houston is known as a leader in a variety of industries including petroleum, air conditioning, and space exploration. The city is also a cultural hub with an upscale culinary scene, museums and art.

Houston has a large metropolitan area with many neighborhoods that have varied architectural styles. The Lynden Door Company offers a wide range of residential interior doors to suit all decor styles. They are also committed to industry leading specification driven performance standards. This includes using only the highest quality materials and choosing environmental health choices.


Craftsman style doors are known for stylish glass panes and dentil shelves that resemble those seen in cottages, bungalows and cabins. Originally designed during the Arts and Crafts movement, craftsman front doors are still popular today to add character and enhance curb appeal.

This gorgeous home on E 13th Street in Houston features a beautiful custom craftsman steel door, along with other architectural styles that contribute to the character of this stunning new build. Cantera Doors is proud to have contributed a number of steel doors and wrought iron doors projects to this city, including the quaint craftsman entryway door featured here.

The clean simple design and warm fir graining of this fiberglass entry door emphasize handcrafted originality. It is a perfect match for Mission, Bungalow and Transitional-style homes.

Dentil Shelf

Create the hallmark craftsman look with a dentil shelf, a decorative ledge that adds dimension and artistic character to the door. Craftsman doors typically feature glass in the upper one-third of the door, separated from flat wood panels by a thick piece of trim or molding called a “cornice.”

Dentils are a series of small square blocks uniformly spaced and projecting like teeth, often used in cornice or in front entrances. They also may be used in the sill of a traditional or craftsman style door.

Trimlite’s urethane dentil shelves are built to last and come ready for your paint, gel stain, faux finish, marbleizing and more. They are available in a wide selection of species and finishes. Add a beautiful fir grain dentil shelf to complement your door lite and make it the focal point of your entryway.